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Four Plaques: C.125A-D-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Four Plaques

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood

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Description

Jasper, white with pale blue dip on both sides, and white reliefs; Almond-shaped with lapidary polished edges. Each plaque is decorated with a classical figure: A, Cleopatra, a standing woman holding up a snake to her breast on her left arm; B, Calliope, a woman standing beside a pedestal on which she leans her left elbow with its hand up to her forehead; C, Terpsichore, a woman facing to left, holding up lyre, with her back to a pedestal; D, a woman standing facing to the right holding a jar.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.9 cm
Width: 1.1 cm

Relative size of this object

1.1 cm2.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1785 - 1800

Note

Josiah Wedgwoood or Wedgwood & Byerley

Probably for jewellery or a box.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the back of A
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: H
  • Location: On the back of B, C, and D
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.125A-D-1961
Primary reference Number: 11475
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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